Ernest L. Blair, 76, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 3:39 pm in Franciscan Health - Michigan City, Indiana.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, March 13, 2020 at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN with Pastor Justin Chadwick officiating. Burial will follow in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Michigan City, IN. Visitation will be from 9:00 am -11:00 am, Friday, March 13, 2020 at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel.
He was born October 1, 1943 in Elkhart, Indiana to the late John and Ruth (Rice) Bellaire.
Surviving are best friend, David Wickizer of Michigan City, IN and his caregiver, Greg Heckter.
Ernie has worked for multiple hotels and restaurant kitchens doing janitorial work over the years. He was a member of the Pentecostals of Michigan City and attended church regularly and was a diehard Chicago White Sox fan. Ernie participated in Special Olympics bowling and was recognized as an outstanding worker by Paladin (formally Michiana Resources). Ernie was taken care of by his Dungarvin family since 1997 and will be greatly missed.
Contributions may be made to Special Olympics La Porte County in care of Karen Lyness, 222 Lawndale Place, Michigan City, Indiana 46360.
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